Traffic over the Voroshilovsky Bridge Started on September 13

Traffic over the Voroshilovsky Bridge Started on September 13

Such a gift to the residents of the Don on the eve of the 80th anniversary of the Rostov region was suggested by the Governor Vasily Golubev. A solemn ceremony to mark the opening of the traffic over one of the region’s most important infrastructure projects will be held on September 23.

Despite the fact that the project was the reconstruction of the Voroshilovsky Bridge, in fact, two entirely new facilities have been built there.

Instead of two lanes, now there are six – three in each direction. The bridge’s throughput has increased to 80 thousand cars per day. The former bridge, built in 1965, was designed for 19 thousand cars a day. Although in recent years, this indicator was approaching to 50 thousand.

The cost of construction and installation operations amounted to RUB 5.9 billion. Of these, RUB 1.5 billion is funds transferred by cargo carriers through the state system ‘Platon’.

During the bridge construction, the contractor, the company ‘Mostootryad-10’, used the most advanced technologies. Thus, for the installation of medium spans, the ‘heavy lifting technology’ was used, i.e. lifting of the middle span by jacks located on the arranged supports from barges. The rise of the span of the left bridge took place on December 7-8, 2014; the span of the right bridge was lifted on October 19-20, 2016.

The use of advanced technologies allowed completing the construction of bridges ahead of the schedule.

The Voroshilovsky Bridge will strengthen the transport links of the recreational area on the left bank, in particular – the ‘Rostov-Arena’ – with the central business part of the city.